The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse season came to an end at the home of the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament Maryland downed Penn 13 – 5. The Quakers finished the season with a 13 – 5 record.
The Red and Blue got off to a good start taking a 1 – 0 lead on an unassisted goal by midfielder Lindsey Smith less than five minutes into the game. #1 Maryland answered less than a minute later as Taylor Cummings scored the first of her three goals. The Terrapins scored three more to move in front by a 4 – 1 score with 19:25 to play in the first half. Tory Bensen and Nina Corcoran tallied back to back scores getting Penn to within a goal. Maryland closed out the half going on a 4 – 1 run to lead 8 – 4 at intermission. In the second half the Terps outscored the Quakers by a 5 – 1 margin.
Penn could not mount a serious run as Maryland would take a 6 – 1 edge in second half draw controls, 17 – 3 for the game. Cummings was credited with 10 for the hosts. The Terps outshot the Red and Blue 28 – 12, 12 – 4 in the latter half. Cummings Goal Keeper Lucy Ferguson tried to keep the Quakers in the game by making 8 saves.
Bensen scored three goals in the contest giving her 43 for the season. Corcoran had a goal and an assist, her 24th of the season.
Kelly McPartland and Beth Glaros tallied three times for Maryland in addition to the hat trick by Cummings.
Written By: Glenn Papazian